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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:29 pm

Thanks Doodle. I'll have your seats done by next weekend. You planning on taking Clark to BAP?
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Post by LB Bedwell on Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:57 pm

seats......did you say seats, I would love to retire the shirts from my front two seats in my bay please sir
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:14 am

peregrine67 wrote:Thanks Doodle. I'll have your seats done by next weekend. You planning on taking Clark to BAP?
i dont no it realy depends on if the aztec is done or not
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Post by peregrine67 on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:53 pm

LB Bedwell wrote:seats......did you say seats, I would love to retire the shirts from my front two seats in my bay please sir
Yeah I did the shirts and beach towels routine for several years, too.
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Post by peregrine67 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:41 am

Successful bay window gasket replacement.
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Post by dlandvw3 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:58 am

nice job...funny how it always takes 2-3 people to put in a windshield and 2-3 more to stand there watching for moral support! That's how all of ours go anyway LOL
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Post by Grifspop on Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:07 pm

dlandvw3 wrote:nice job...funny how it always takes 2-3 people to put in a windshield and 2-3 more to stand there watching for moral support! That's how all of ours go anyway LOL

We had everyone working together on this one, no spectators :-)

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Post by PeeWeeMan91 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:28 am

dlandvw3 wrote:nice job...funny how it always takes 2-3 people to put in a windshield and 2-3 more to stand there watching for moral support! That's how all of ours go anyway LOL

The second time is easier. lol and we did it just me and my dad.
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Post by fried_chicken on Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:58 pm

nice !
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:57 am

So I'm used to having a wet floorboard after a night like last night. Anticipating all the rain and wind I decided to check to see if we fixed the water leaks. I put down a bunch of tissue paper in the areas that were usually wet. Checked it first thing this morning and it was all bone dry. Amazing what patching all the holes will do for your interior.
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:06 pm

My father-in-law meant well but he insisted that I had self adjusting brakes so I never adjusted them properly. After I realized that they weren't it was just a matter of prying off the rusted adjuster screws and replacing them. Got rid of the pulsing and the brakes aren't getting hot any more.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:49 pm

Scratch that. Went to Brusters with the family and they were smoking hot when I get back. ARGGGGGG!!!!

Can anybody recommend a rear disk conversion for a bay window? I'm so sick of dealing with these drum brakes I'm seriously considering other options. Mad
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Post by zabo on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:02 pm

when you adjust them you have it jacked up and then just tighten until they have minimal drag right? Not sure why they would be getting hot unless adjusted too tight.
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Post by fluxcap on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:17 pm

How old are the rubber softlines for the rear brakes? I've never had this happen, but I've read a lot of people say that when soft lines get old, the deteriorate on the inside and can act as a check valve (let fluid go one way, but not back the other way) and not release pressure when you release the brake pedal.

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Post by pwmcguire on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:23 pm

peregrine67 wrote:Scratch that. Went to Brusters with the family and they were smoking hot when I get back. ARGGGGGG!!!!

Can anybody recommend a rear disk conversion for a bay window? I'm so sick of dealing with these drum brakes I'm seriously considering other options. Mad

What about your brake pedal free play? Is your brake pedal plunger adjusted Properly, I have heard stories on the samba about brakes not releasing properly when the brake pedal is misadjusted. My experience is only with beetles
but my advice may apply
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:44 am

zabo wrote:when you adjust them you have it jacked up and then just tighten until they have minimal drag right? Not sure why they would be getting hot unless adjusted too tight.
That’s exactly what I did. I tightened them up equally until it wouldn’t budge at all and them backed it off just enough that it would spin freely.
fluxcap wrote:How old are the rubber softlines for the rear brakes? I've never had this happen, but I've read a lot of people say that when soft lines get old, the deteriorate on the inside and can act as a check valve (let fluid go one way, but not back the other way) and not release pressure when you release the brake pedal.
Hadn’t considered that. They look to be the original lines. Even if they aren’t the problem they could use replacing.
pwmcguire wrote:What about your brake pedal free play? Is your brake pedal plunger adjusted Properly, I have heard stories on the samba about brakes not releasing properly when the brake pedal is misadjusted. My experience is only with beetles but my advice may apply
Wouldn’t that affect all the brakes? I’m just having problem with the passenger rear right now.
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Post by fluxcap on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:18 am

peregrine67 wrote:
fluxcap wrote:How old are the rubber softlines for the rear brakes? I've never had this happen, but I've read a lot of people say that when soft lines get old, the deteriorate on the inside and can act as a check valve (let fluid go one way, but not back the other way) and not release pressure when you release the brake pedal.
Hadn’t considered that. They look to be the original lines. Even if they aren’t the problem they could use replacing.

Since it's only noticeable on your RR wheel, I would suspect the softline.
If they are the original softlines, I'd definitely consider replacing all of the them. Here's a couple of threads on the samba that talk about the issue.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=424301
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=442549

Pic from one of those threads showing an old deteriorated line that has been cut open.
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:55 am

Yeah, I'll do that this weekend. Thanks again for the help.
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Post by pwmcguire on Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:06 pm

I did not realize that it was only one wheel, however the brake pedal adjustment can affect both rear wheels. If it's just one I'd look at the rubber lines too

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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:36 pm

Thanks everybody. I'm gonna check it all this weekend.
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Post by zabo on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:05 pm

i thought it was both wheels - if its one - could be a bad drum as well
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:24 pm

zabo wrote:i thought it was both wheels - if its one - could be a bad drum as well
If it wasn't before it could be now. It was wicked hot last night.
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:55 pm

So be honest with me and tell me if this is a really stupid idea.

I was thinking about swapping the drums left to right and seeing if the problem also swaps sides. If I leave everything else set just like it is and the left now gets hot I know it's the drum. right? And if the problem stays on the right I know the drum is okay and it's something else.

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Post by fluxcap on Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:07 pm

doesn't cost anything but time, worth a shot if you've got half an hour to kill.

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Post by zabo on Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:22 pm

Yep. Worth trying
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